Vassar College 2, Christopher Newport 3
Vassar field hockey finished its rough week on Monday, as the team that had gone undefeated just three days prior lost its second straight match, falling 3-2 to No. 14 Christopher Newport. The Brewers fell behind early, allowing two goals in the first 20 minutes, but goals from seniors Rylie Pope and Stephanie Palma brought the teams level. The score stayed locked at the final, forcing a sudden-death overtime. It featured a single shot: the game-winning goal by Newport less than two minutes into the period. The team will look to rebound from its rocky stretch this Friday, as they host William Smith.
Vassar College 26, Hofstra 31
The men’s rugby team lost its first match of the season last Sunday. They easily dispatched their first three opponents, but met their match in Hofstra University. The Brewers were on the back foot from the beginning, as Hofstra shot out to a 19-0 lead. Vassar attempted to close the gap throughout the rest of the contest, at times coming within 10 of Hofstra, but never managed to overcome the initial deficit, with the game ending 31-26. Vassar will look to return to their winning ways in their next match, this Sunday, as they return to the Vassar Farm to face SUNY-Maritime.
Head of the Passaic
The Vassar rowing teams participated in their first regatta of the year last Sunday, as they took part in the Head of the Passaic regatta in New Jersey. On the day, seven of Vassar’s teams raced, including two in the women’s varsity Four boats, which came in second and fifth. The Brewers also had two novice teams comprised of entirely new rowers in women’s Eight, who took third and fourth. On the varsity side of women’s Eight, Vassar also earned a third-place finish. Keeping with the trend of bronze medals, Vassar’s men’s team finished third in the men’s varsity Four.
Vassar 0, Hobart 3
The Brewers suffered a 3-0 defeat against their Liberty League foes Hobart on Saturday, bringing their record to 5-6-1 overall and 2-2 in the league. Hobart was on the offensive for much of the game, doubling Vassar’s shots 14 to seven and notching eight corners to the Brewers’ three. Despite this, Vassar held strong for at least the early stages of the game, allowing the first goal just before halftime. However, 10 minutes after half Hobart doubled their lead, then followed up with their third goal of the contest just four minutes later. Vassar hopes to get on the scoreboard this Friday, as they host St. Lawrence.